By Boston Herald

A highly coveted military research lab — the last of four the Army plans to establish — will call the Bay State home.

Northeastern University’s George J. Kostas Research Institute in Burlington has been selected as the final regional hub for the U.S. Army’s Research Laboratory.

A highly coveted military research lab — the last of four the Army plans to establish — will call the Bay State home.

Northeastern University’s George J. Kostas Research Institute in Burlington has been selected as the final regional hub for the U.S. Army’s Research Laboratory.

The focus of the four laboratories is for academic institutions to enhance soldier and battlefield technology capabilities. Speakers at the event cited cybersecurity, advanced materials for soldiers in the field and modern mobile command posts as fields of study.

The ARL, based in Maryland, now has campus partnerships with the University of Texas in Austin, the University of Southern California and the University of Chicago.

Gov. Charlie Baker, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey, U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton and representatives from Northeastern, the Department of Defense and the Army were on hand for the official announcement yesterday.

Warren vowed to ensure financial support for the mission of the ARL. “You can’t do this work if you don’t have the resources, and I just want to say our team is committed to getting the resources,” Warren said.

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